Blavin Scholars

About: The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness through the NAEHCY Scholarship Fund for Homeless Children.

Resource: This fund was Established in 1998 in memory of André E. LeTendre, husband of Mary Jean LeTendre, former Director of Compensatory Education for the U.S. Department of Education. There will be a minimum of two $2,000 scholarships awarded annually. The scholarship is a one-time award. Additional financial support may be available for scholars in subsequent years.

When is the deadline for the 2015 applications?

Submissions will be accepted by mail or by fax from January 1,2015 - June 19, 2015. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, June 19, 2015.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How do students apply?

Applicants must submit:

1) A completed application form;

2) An essay about the impact of homelessness on the their lives and their desire to attend college (500-1,000 words; please see essay evaluation criteria listed below);

3) An official school transcript (include class ranking, if available); and

4) A minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other adult who can speak to the applicant's qualifications and experiences

This packet must be emailed to pxpopp@wm.edu or mailed to:

Patricia A. Popp, PhD

NAEHCY Scholarship Fund

8250 Skirmish Lane

Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

Click the links below for more inormation about NAEHCY and the scholarship application.

NAEHCY Scholarship Webpage

NAEHCY Website